A week in security (November 25 – December 1)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we discussed why the notion of “data as property” may potentially hurt more than help, homed in on sextortion scammers getting more creative, and explored the possible security risks Americans might face if the US changed to universal healthcare coverage.

Other cybersecurity news

The country of Venezuela turns to cybercrime as their economy continues to struggle. (Source: NBC News)Cyber safety organization Netsafe warned iPhone users of a new phishing scam in the form of text messages, as scammers are after Apple users’ usernames and passwords. (Source: Stuff)TrickBot changes its target. This time, it’s after OpenSSH and OpenVPN keys. (Source: SC Magazine UK)The energy sector is plagued by tens of thousands of security gaps, according to auditors. (Source: Nextgov)Facebook and Twitter announced that a portion of their users’ data may have been improperly accessed by third parties after using their accounts to log in to certain Android apps. (Source: CNBC)Exploit kits have been observed to move toward the use of fileless malware. (Source: ZDNet)Hackers demand millions from nursing homes affected by ransomware. (Source: CBS News)Ad blockers found a way to block what’s called “unblockable” trackers. (Source: Sophos’s Naked Security Blog)Threat actors abused YouTube to distribute and install cryptocurrency miner modules. (Source: Coin Telegraph)Introducing Dexphot, the sophisticated malware that no one has talked about—until now. (Source: Bleeping Computer)Stay safe, everyone!
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